Library of Latin Diagrams
late antiquity in the West, visualizations of information flowered.
Classical antiquity had popularized tabular calendars - the fasti
- and Greek geometrical diagrams, but had not yet stumbled on the
idea of arranging abstract concepts in patterns to make them
the fourth century CE, diagrams of history, topology, logic and
kinship are invented, mainly for educational use. Only recently,
with the rise of infographic design as a profession, have those
ingenious early diagrams been recognized as the foundation on which
today's visualizations ... Expand
- How to Use
the images in this library can be made much larger or smaller with
your browser's zoom controls. Most items can be
scrolled both left and right, and up and down.
Relax: altering an image won't break it. If you lose your way, just
reload the page (press F5 on Windows keyboards) to start afresh.
the Romans had had computers, this is how they would have happily
read books on screen: by scrolling, not turning pages. These
charts, with control 🔘 buttons to launch animated
information layers, were built with a coding language named SVG.
They are contemporary in linework ... Expand